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equivalence Line breaks: equiva|lence
Pronunciation: /ɪˈkwɪv(ə)l(ə)ns/

Definition of equivalence in English:


[mass noun]
The condition of being equal or equivalent in value, worth, function, etc. knowledge of equivalence of units is required [count noun]: precise equivalences between qualifications across Europe
More example sentences
  • The Court began by setting out the principle of national procedural autonomy, as qualified by the conditions of equivalence and practical possibility.
  • He gave necessary and sufficient conditions for the linear equivalence of two curves on a surface F in 1905.
  • Their doctrine of moral equivalence couldn't survive equal scrutiny.


Example sentences
  • This moral generosity is exhibited primarily through a kind of equivalency in scene structure.
  • Moral equivalency was the great ‘liberal’ doctrine of the Cold war - claiming that the stifling and brutal Soviet tyranny was ‘equivalent’ to Western democracy.
  • Responsible news organizations owe their readers and viewers accuracy about military casualties and homeland dangers, not moral equivalency between terrorists and law-abiding democrats.

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